The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL Announces First Cohort of Start-Ups

Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding and beta-testing with a strategic program partner, in addition to access to expertise and laboratory capabilities at both NREL and Shell.

EU Call for Proposals: Smart Cities and Communities

The COP21 Paris Agreement recognizes the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
Application Deadline in 2 months
4 days ago

New Initiative to Mitigate Risk for Global Solar Scale-up

The World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment, especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Renewable Power: Climate-safe energy competes on cost alone

The cost of electricity from renewables has fallen steadily, and in some cases dramatically, since 2008, when solar and wind power first broke through as viable commercial options. Consequently, renewable power generation has become increasingly competitive with, or in many situations less costly than, fossil-based or nuclear power.

Energy Industry Secures Lower Costs as Additive Manufacturing Enables Internal Parts Production

Localization of 3D/4D printing at client locations to alter business models and encourage the use of innovative materials, finds Frost & Sullivan

NREL Awarded $2.8M from ARPA-E to Develop Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded nearly $2.8 million in funding from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system for grid electricity storage and power generation.

Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
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Planning and prospects for renewable power in West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

ESA's Call for applications: The application of space-based data and technology in the Asia Pacific

The use and integration of space technologies and services is considered especially suitable and relevant in this region due to its geographical characteristics, being vast with large areas of difficult accessibility. Many examples can be provided as reliance on Satellite Earth Observation data for monitoring applications or on Satellite Communications assets for providing connectivity to remote regions. The positioning and navigation capabilities of Satellite Navigation signals are useful ubiquitously in many applications and services.
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NEXUS: Integrated Sustainable Energy for Enhancing Farm Productivity

NEXUS is developing inexpensive and efficient sustainable energy greenhouse heating technologies that provide affordable and sustainable means to improve the food-growing capacities and the standard of living for farmer communities in rural Appalachia while reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Zero energy, low water consumption irrigation for agriculture

An EU-funded consortium developed large-scale photovoltaic irrigation systems that are completely powered by renewable energy and have been shown to reduce water consumption by around 30 %.

Distributed ledger technology offers the potential to raise investments in small-scale renewable energy projects

Distributed ledger technology offers the potential to raise investments in small-scale renewable energy projects.

Stanford researchers develop a rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings.

Norway's forestry wastes could meet 20 per cent of its aviation fuel needs while protecting the environment

For all these reasons and more, the Norwegian government has set a goal that 30 per cent of all jet fuel used in Norway by 2030 will be sustainably produced biofuels. To help jump start this transition, the government announced in October that airlines operating in Norwegian airspace will have to use 0.5 per cent biofuels in their jet fuel by 2020.

Cost Analysis of Hybrid Model of Solar-Wind-Biogas Plant

In this paper, the power delivered by the combined system component is compared with each other and various conclusions are drawn. The various advantages and disadvantages of the system are compared, and a cost analysis of the system is carried on with the present system. The power delivered by hybrid model of PV/WIND/biogas is much higher than the PV/WIND.
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Wind Power Potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa

Cameroon and Nigeria have huge wind energy potentials with similar climatic conditions and can benefit greatly from the huge success recorded in South Africa in terms of policy implementation, research, development and technical considerations. Therefore, this paper reviews the wind energy potentials, policies and future renewable energy road-maps in Cameroon and Nigeria and identifies their strength and weakness.
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Feasibility Assessment of Converting Sugar Mills to Bioenergy Production in Africa

In this work, we use simulations to explore the impact of ethanol and electricity production in an existing sugar mill in Mozambique. In spite of the large amounts of energy obtained from ambitious scenarios, such as Ethanol-2 and Ethanol/EE, molasses-based ethanol (Ethanol-1 scenario) seems more attractive in economical and infrastructural terms.
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Energy and Environmental Assessments of Bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 Cassava in Malaysia

This study was aimed to evaluate the potential of bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 cassava in Malaysia in terms of energy efficiency and renewability, as well to estimate the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in CO2 equivalent. Bioethanol production process from cassava includes cassava farming, ethanol production, and transportation in which the primary energy consumption was considered.
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A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Agri-voltaics or Solar Farming: the concept of Integrating Solar PV based Electricity Generation and Crop Production in a single land use system

Considering the available land area between PV rows and wash out water from PV panels along with harvested rainwater from panel, few crops which can be grown in agri-voltaic system were screened based on their height, water requirement and shade tolerance characteristics.
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Bioethanol Production from Waste Potatoes as a Sustainable Waste-to-energy Resource via Enzymatic Hydrolysis

This research deals with conversion of the starch to fermentable carbon source (sugars) by fermentation through liquefaction by using yeast and alpha- amylase. The results show that the significant bioethanol production was achieved while using the parameters like temperature (30 °C) pH (6) and incubation time of 84 hrs.

Solar power tracking & Auto irrigation system

The key objective of this project is decreasing the manual efforts and optimum use of water. In the farmers area electricity available for only few hours which is in day or night. In this project we use the solar panel for the generation energy i.e . electricity.

Africa-Europe Alliance to boost sustainable energy investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.

The Development of an Open Hardware and Software System Onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Monitor Concentrated Solar Power Plants

This article presents a system for real-time industrial inspection of CSP plants using low-cost, open-source components in conjunction with a thermographic sensor and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system, available in open-source hardware and software, is designed to be employed independently of the type of device used for inspection (laptop, smartphone, tablet or smartglasses) and its operating system.
a month ago

EU Call for Proposals: Increase the competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industry

Demonstrating manufacturing innovation as well as product innovation for highly performing PV technologies (e.g. crystalline-silicon, thin-film and concentration PV). Innovative solutions will be demonstrated at pilot-line level, showing the potential to be scaled up to GW-size, high-yield-throughput and cost-effective industrial production of high-efficiency cells and modules.
Applications are closed
a month ago

EU Call for Proposals: Boosting pre-commercial production of advanced aviation biofuels

Proposal will demonstrate pre-commercial production of sustainable and cost-competitive advanced biofuels for aviation for boosting their market up-take. Proposals will address large-scale production of aviation biofuels from non food/feed sustainable feedstock and through certified pathways according to international aviation fuel standards and thus suitable for commercial flight operations.
Applications are closed
a month ago

EU Call for Proposals: Demonstration of solutions based on renewable sources that provide flexibility to the energy system

The specific challenge is to increase the potential of renewable dispatchable technologies in providing flexibility to the energy system.
Applications are closed
a month ago

EU Call for Proposals: Multi-use of the marine space, offshore and near-shore: pilot demonstrators

Activities shall develop pilots by involving industrial actors and by integrating the available knowledge, technologies and facilities, in particular capitalising on the results of EU and national projects for the development of multi-use platforms or co-location of different activities in a marine space, and relevant support offshore vessels and autonomous vehicles.
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a month ago

EU's Call for Applications: Horizon prize for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation in a hospital using 100% Renewable Energy Sources

This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation. This installation has to use at least three different European renewable energy technologies, include energy storage component(s) and be able to provide 100% of hospital's annual needs for energy consumption. In this context any renewable energy source is allowed.
Application Deadline in 4 months

Remarkable agrivoltaic influence on soil moisture, micrometeorology and water-use efficiency

The goal of this study was to show that the impacts of these factors should be considered in designing the solar farms to take advantage of potential net gains in agricultural and power production.

Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Off-grid renewables need to be woven into regional and national electrification planning processes as early as possible, particularly to make optimal use of decentralised solar and wind power.

EU's Call for Proposals: New developments in plus energy houses

New designs, making use of already developed and validated materials and components and smarter control systems ready to treat vast amounts of data are needed. The surplus of energy should come from renewable sources (geothermal heat, photovoltaics, wind, etc.), obviously optimizing the dynamic character of the energy balance all along the year.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Solar Powered Automated Pipe Water Management System, Water Footprint and Carbon Footprint in Soybean Production

This study aims to implement the system in controlling water level at a soybean production land, and further to observe water footprint and carbon footprint contribution of the soybean production process with application of the automated system.

European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

Breakthrough Energy Europe links public funding with long-term risk capital so that clean energy research and innovation can be brought to market faster and more efficiently. With a capitalisation of €100 million, the fund will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting energy efficiency in the areas of electricity, transport, agriculture, manufacturing, and buildings. It isa pilot project that can serve as a model for similar initiatives in other thematic areas.

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
Applications are closed

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Integrated storage systems for residential buildings

The combination of renewable energy with storage is key to support the next generation of very low or plus energy houses. Such storage equipment will be exploited first and mostly in the residential buildings (existing and new ones).
Application Deadline in 2 months

Evaluating renewable energy manufacturing potential in the Arab region: Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

This study assesses the potential for manufacturing renewable energy components in Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

EU's Call for Proposals: Demonstration of plug and play solutions for renewable off-grid electricity

Container-based integrated solutions for sustainable and long-term renewable electricity production, storage and distribution which demonstrate better performance than state-of-the-art solutions with respect to the overall installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance costs.
Applications are closed

Modern bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023, according to latest IEA market forecast

Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.